Exceptional Lives

Exceptional Lives : Special Education in Todays Schools

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For introductory courses in Special Education. The authors of this introductory text have a vision for special education-to equip general and special education teachers with the principles, values and teaching practices that support the education of the majority of students with disabilities in general education programs. Beginning with a thorough review of the principles that undergird IDEA and the process of nondiscriminatory evaluation, the authors explore the teaching and collaborative processes necessary for implementing best practices and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Using a categorical approach, the authors highlight real students with real disabilities and use their stories as a vehicle for describing the characteristics, causes, and challenges that people with exceptionalities face and that both general and special education teachers must consider when making decisions about how, where, and what to teach.show more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 208.3 x 274.3 x 25.4mm | 1,406.15g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130308536
  • 9780130308535

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.) 1. Overview of Today's Special Education. Profile of Special Education Students and Personnel in Today's School. What Are the Results for Students with Disabilities? Three Leaders Who Changed Special Education: A History of Reform. Judicial Preludes to Federal Special Education Law: A History of Discrimination. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Introduction and Eligibility. Ideas: Six Principles. Federal Funding of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Other Federal Laws: Entitlements and Antidiscrimination. A Vision for the Future. 2. Implementing IDEA's Principles. Framework for Implementing IDEA. Nondiscriminatory Evaluation: Screening, Prereferral, and Referral. Nondiscriminatory Evaluation. Appropriation Education. A Vision for the Future. 3. Special Education Today: Inclusion and Collaboration. General and Special Education School Reform. Forerunners to Inclusion: Mainstreaming and the Regular Education Initiative. First-Generation Inclusion. Second-Generation Inclusion. Collaboration as a Prerequisite for Inclusion. A Vision for the Future. 4. Learning Disabilities. Who Are Students with Learning Disabilities? How Are Students with Learning Disabilities Evaluated? How Can you Establish Effective Teaching Practices. How Can you Encourage Participation? A Vision for Julia's Future. 5. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Who Are Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders? How Are Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Tijuane's Future. 6. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Who Are Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders? How Are Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Taylor's Future. 7. Giftedness. Who Are Students with Giftedness? How Are Students Who Are Gifted Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can you Encourage Participation? A Vision for Brea's Future. Mental Retardation. Who Are Students with Mental Retardation? How Are Students with Mental Retardation Evaluated? How Can you Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Tory's Future. 9. Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Who Are Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities? How Are Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Joshua's Future. 10. Autism. Who Are Students with Autism? How Are Students with Autism Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Practices? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Jeremy's Future. 11. Other Health Impairments. Who Are Students with Other Health Impairments? How Are Students with Other Health Impairments Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Jacob's Future. 12. Physical Disabilities. Who Are Students with Physical Disabilities? How Are Students with Physical Disabilities Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Rommel's Future. 13. Traumatic Brain Injury. Who Are Students with Traumatic Brain Injury? How Are Students with Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Jarris's Future. 14. Communication Disorders. Who Are Students with Communication Disorders? How Are Students with Communication Disorders Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Martin's Future. 15. Hearing Loss. Who Are Students with Hearing Loss? How Are Students with Hearing Loss Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Amala's Future. 16. Blindness and Low Vision. Who Are Students with Blindness and Low Vision? How Are Students with Visual Impairments Evaluated? How Can You Establish Effective Teaching Strategies? How Can You Encourage Participation? A Vision for Elexis's Future. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Photo Credits.show more

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